Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber host two key virtual network events before the end of July. On Wednesday 22nd from 10am to 11am a Business E-Clinic called Tourism Response and Recovery has Malcolm Roughead, CEO Visit Scotland, as a guest.

Malcolm will discuss the impact of the pandemic on the industry and how VisitScotland has been working to ensure businesses are supported on the ground during the crisis.

He will also outline the priorities of VisitScotland and the plans being put in place to support the economic recovery whilst being able to promote Scotland’s tourism offer in the medium to long term. Register at https://www.melcc.org.uk/chamber-events/556/

Then, on Tuesday 28 July from 10.15am to 11am the E-Business Breakfast hosts a Virtual Round Table with Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills (pictured at Napier University).

Dorothy Webster, for the Chamber, said: “This is your opportunity discuss issues which continue to affect businesses in your area and the business support packages created in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

“The Minister is particularly keen to explore how Scottish Government can work collaboratively with business towards a sustainable economic recovery.

“Spaces are limited to ensure a fruitful discussion and booking closes two days before the event.” Register at https://www.melcc.org.uk/chamber-events/551/